Grandmother, 73, is shoved into the path of oncoming NYC subway by assailant who also punched her 82-year-old husband and grandson when they asked him to stop smoking pot
- Grandmother was pushed onto the subway tracks as a train approached Monday
- Her family had argued with the man about his smoking pot on the train platform
- NYPD is seeking man, who also beat the woman’s husband, 82, and grandson
- Both sustained head injuries during the attack Monday in Brooklyn
- The woman is hospitalized after sustaining a severe head injury in the melee
- The conductor of a train entering the station saw her fall and stopped short
Police are seeking a man who was smoking marijuana on a Brooklyn subway platform and attacked a family, including an elderly grandmother and grandfather
A 73-year-old grandmother was shoved onto NYC subway tracks as a train approached the station, after her family asked a stranger to stop smoking marijuana on an underground train platform in Brooklyn.
The woman was hospitalized Monday after sustaining severe head injuries in the melee. Her husband, 82, and grandson, 30, were punched in the face by the weed-smoking assailant, police said.
As the woman fell onto the tracks, a train was approaching the station.
The conductor saw the woman fall and stopped in time, the Daily News reported. She was pulled off the tracks.
The family was waiting for a Manhattan-bound C train at the Clinton Washington station around 1:30 p.m., when the stranger approached them. The grandson began arguing with the man about his smoking.
The pot smoker then rushed the grandson and punched him in the face, police said.
His grandfather entered the fray and was also punched in the face.
The man approached the family October 19 on the Manhattan-bound platform of the Clinton-Washington C station as a train approached. They argued with him about his pot smoking, and he punched in the face both the grandfather, 82, and his grandson, 30
The grandmother, 73, tried to break up the fight and was pushed onto the tracks. The conductor of the train entering the station saw her fall and stopped in time. The suspect ran off
At some point the grandmother tried to break up the fight and was pushed, causing her to fall off the platform and onto the tracks.
She was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital where she was listed in stable condition, according to the Daily News.
Outside the station, medics tended to the husband and grandfather, who were shown bloody and bruised in photos published by the Daily News.
Her elderly husband received a cut to his head that needed stitches. His grandson was hospitalized after sustaining a severe head injury.
Both the grandmother and grandson were hospitalized for head injuries following the attack, and the grandfather needed stitches to close a cut on his head
Police are seeking the assailant, who fled the station. They describe him as 25-30 years old, 5’7″ tall, 200 pounds, with a light complexion, black hair, and facial hair.
He was seen in a surveillance video wearing a red and black hat, a black shirt, and gray pants. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-577-TIPS.